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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 24, 2011 2:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Excuse me but....

The film, Back fire with Gordon McRae, Virginia Mayo, and Edmond O'Brein is that P.D. ? Just asking.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 24, 2011 3:40pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Excuse me but....

Backfire (1950) may have had its copyright renewed in 1977. I couldn't find a renewal at USCO.

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2011-01-24 23:40:00

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Poster: Mystic550 Date: Jan 25, 2011 5:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Excuse me but....

I checked the 1977 Copyright Catalog. I found a renewal but it is invalid. See below.

R654407.
Backfire. By Warner Brothers Pictures,
Inc. © 11Feb50 (in notice: 1948); L2927.
Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH) ; 28Dec76;
R654407.

The copyright would start from the "In Notice" date.

Based on the "In Notice" date of 1948 the renewal window would have been 11Feb75 to 11Feb76

The renewal is invalid because it was filed ten months after the film had already entered
the public domain.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jan 25, 2011 6:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Excuse me but....

Because of the film's 1950 registered publication date, they could argue that they had the option of either the anniversary renewal window or the calendar year renewal window as 1950 publications had already been slated as the transitional items for the change in the renewal window.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 25, 2011 5:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Excuse me but....

Nice catch!